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The Gene
Genie

In conversation with a de-extinction biologist. Words by Bella Gladman. Collage by Nicola Kloosterman.

Many kids will go through a dinosaur-obsessed phase in their childhood, but few follow scientist Ben Novak’s path. Novak, who once won a youth science fair with a project about bringing the dodo back, now leads the development of scientific programs at Revive & Restore, a nonprofit whose mission is the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species. Having grown up in western North Dakota, where he witnessed the bison, bighorn sheep and elks that had been reintroduced to Theodore

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This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-One

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